Friday, May 2, 2008

Belated May Day

Yesterday was May Day, in the rest of the world it is celebrated as a "Labor Day." Their Labor Day celebrations are generally filled with speeches, parades and other demonstrations of the working man. Although I dutifully marched in the Labor Day parade in my hometown for years in most American homes our Labor Day is little more than a symbolic end of summer.

I struggled to write something of significance yesterday to commemorate May Day so I let it pass without a mention. This morning though I see the good historians at "The Edge of the American West" have done a wonderful post concerning May Day, anarchists, the Haymarket Riot and even 19th century forensics. Give it a read.

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